SUWN activists noised up Dundee City Centre in today’s Mayday march, and Tony gave an impassioned call at the rally for folk to come and support next Saturday’s SUWN/Dundee Trades Council protest at The Range. He told the assembled trade unionists that since our Easter Monday protest against The Range’s use of forced unpaid labour, we had been contacted by numerous Range workers and ex-workers who describe working conditions that we had thought were left behind in the nineteenth century – including nine back to back twelve hour shifts, and sexual favours given in the hope of paid employment. NEXT SATURDAY’S DEMO – AGAINST WORKFARE SLAVERY AND WORKER EXPLOITATION – IS AT 1PM OUTSIDE THE RANGE IN LOCHEE. See youse there!
We were also pleased to note that Eric Cramb, opening the rally, repeated to wide applause the Fairness Commission recommendation to make Dundee a No Workfare City. We want to see this put into effective action and soon. You can show your support by signing and sharing our petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-dundee-a-no-workfare-city